Recently, the Widow’s Sons celebrated their 2nd Anniversary by having a ride and BBQ.
The Widows Sons R.A (Riding Association) is a Masonic Riding Association comprised of Freemasons. The purpose of the Widows Sons is to provide a social and fraternal outlet for Freemasons who ride and desire to socialize and travel the open roads with their Brethren. The requirements to be considered for membership are to be a Master Mason from a recognized Grand Lodge. The recognizing body used by Grand Chapter Korea is Grand Lodge of Scotland.
– The Widows Sons Korea Grand Chapter
The term “Widow’s Son” refers to Hiram Abiff, the principal architect of King Solomon’s temple. In the book of Kings, he is described as the son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali who was the son of a Tyrian bronze worker, sent for by Solomon to make furnishings and ornate decorations for the new temple.
Freemasons also refer to themselves as “Widow’s Sons”:
The Freemasons call themselves the widow’s sons, because, after the death of our respectable Master, the Freemasons took care of his mother, whose children they called themselves, because Adonhiram had always considered them as his Brethren. (Chapron, 1812)
The ride was done as a memorial for Task Force Smith.
On July 5, 1950 an American task force of 400 infantry men moved into Osan to delay the North Korean Army from advanding further South until more American troops could arrive. Named after its commander, Colonel Charles B. Smith, the task force was successful in warding off North Korean forces for several hours before retreating south.
We remember the sacrifices made by about 150 American soldiers that were either killed, wounded or went missing.